by Jen Klein for SheKnows.com
The first time we took our son out for trick-or-treating on Halloween, he was 18 months old. We dressed him up as a bumblebee and took him to three neighbors houses. The neighbors were delighted and pleased to fill his little paper sack with treats - that the parents ate, actually. Fast forward twelve years and that same bumblebee is 13 years old and considering whether it's still appropriate to go door to door and mooch candy from the neighbors. His parents are wondering, too.
Halloween is great fun for kids of all ages, but trick-or-treating is only appropriate for the young - and how young or old is open for debate. It varies according to community, and a bit by the kid. Some kids will want to stop earlier than others, and others will want to drag it out as long as possible.Teen boy dressed for halloweenThe early crowd and the late crowd
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